I could not be more excited to have been selected as a Dreams Take Flight scholarship winner! I am so excited to become more involved with Girls With Wings and support their cause.
June 3rd was my first solo flight! I flew a Piper Warrior and took off and landed three times. Getting ready to solo was a little nerve-wracking for me, but when it was finished I felt amazing! Flying solo made all of the training and hard work so worth it. It’s still hitting me that I actually flew a plane by myself. I can’t wait to do it again!
I am going to have my first stage check sometime in the next week. After that, I will start stage two. My goal is to get my check ride done before the summer ends!
I was given the opportunity to attend the Metropolitan Airport Commissions Boot camp, a week long course at the Minneapolis/ St. Paul Airport where a few students from Minnesota State University, University of North Dakota, St. Cloud State, and Metro State learned about airport operations. We got to inspect a runway, which was pretty awesome. We learned about wildlife management at the airport. I got to drive a snow plow used to clear runways. We also got to tour one of Delta’s A33O’s, which was my favorite part. I think it would be awesome to be able to fly a plane like that someday! I had such a great time spending the week learning about airport operations!
Thank you to Girls With Wings for the scholarship and the support. It means so much to me and I appreciate it very much!
Essays about flight training from the other awardees will be published here as they are received.